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, they have looked on in wonder at the influx of foreign tourists to ancient cities in southern mexico and central america was a past hundreds of years ago. -- whose heyday past hundreds of years ago. >> they are dancing according to an ancient mayan ritual in preparation for the end of the world. these days, the famous complex in guatemala is full of visitors. many tourists have come to experience the big day. >> there are mixed feelings. some believe the world is going to end. others believe it is the end of one era and the beginning of another. democrats are also gathering at mayan sites in mexico. tour groups from around the world have come with widely varying expectations, but not everyone thinks the world will come to an end on december 21. >> meet some beings of other species, and we are basically hoping to just ask them for help. >> that day has become too commercialized as the end of the world. it is simply the mayan calendar. as time goes on, we will realize there is a continuity. >> this year loan, mexico is expecting a total of 52 million tourists come 12 million more than
in the southern city of karachi and in the capital islamabad. they are demanding that authorities provide them with protection to accomplish their goal of ending polio. pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where the disease is still endemic. it is not yet known who is behind the multiple attacks. the pakistani taliban has long opposed vaccinations saying they are a plot to sterilize muslims. however, they have spoken out against such myths. there are also accusations that immunization campaigns are cover for spies. following the death of osama bin laden it emerged that the united states had used a pakistani medical team to gather intelligence on the al qaeda leader. >>> the shooting of pakistani teenager an outspoken advocate of women's right to education has received global attention. her courage inspired many. attacks by muslim militants continue as does public anxiety. many are fearful for showing support for the shooting victim. nhk world reports. >> reporter: the 15-year-old student was shot by the pakistani taliban in october after championing girls rights to education. s
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